Software Engineers & DevOps Engineers (All Levels)


About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power by providing optimistic and diverse creativity, storytelling, and points of view. We deliver style and substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices and destinations, from the original video and editorial features, to live experiences and social storytelling. Please visit,, and for more information and to browse content.

About the engineering teams:

Refinery29 is seeking software engineers for a variety of our teams.

We strive to be a diverse team and place great emphasis on respect, collaboration, and communication. We value knowledge sharing and being the tide that lifts all boats. We genuinely enjoy our work! It’s exciting to ship code whose impact reaches our audience, and to build tools that directly help our authors connect with our readers.

We’re looking for engineers at all levels of seniority, from those who are looking for an environment where they can grow their skills, to seasoned engineers who want to make important decisions about the future of our architecture.

~Consumer Team~

We have open positions on the team working on external-facing products that reach our millions of users, including the website and the various distribution platforms to which we push content. This team is focused on continuing to find ways to grow our audiences, maximize user engagement and build out an excellent shopping experience.

~Creator Team~

We are also hiring for our team responsible for the cutting-edge systems that power our editorial tools, including integrated photo and video retrieval, custom-built story composer with streamlined editorial workflows, and real-time messaging. These tools and our iterative improvements to them have an immediate impact on our ability to create powerful, engaging stories and inspire our audience.


Powering our efforts are the systems that underlie and deliver our content and allow engineers to seamlessly develop and deploy our code. These services include continuous integration, scaling, monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting, and taking every opportunity to automate our operations. This is the realm of our growing DevOps team - and yes, we’re hiring!   

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have commitment and passion about the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power and realize their infinite potential. You are a magic maker who sees possibility and turns dreams into reality. 
  • You’re a curious, talented, dedicated engineer, eager to collaborate with peers

About our Engineering organization:

  • We write code in JavaScript, PHP, Python, Lua ...
  • We use React, Redux, Node, Redis, MySQL, Solr, RabbitMQ, Ansible, Jenkins, OpenStack, Nginx, HAProxy, Varnish, Grafana, Sentry, ELK, Selenium …
  • We ❤️test-driven development, helpful code reviews, and pair programming
  • We experiment with process and continually hone the right flavor of Agile for all the work we do

What you'll do:

  • Work with a team of talented engineers, pair programming often to gain and share knowledge
  • Write fast and scalable backend code and/or build and improve our front-end components
  • Rapidly iterate on features that will bring more users to Refinery29, both through our website and the distribution platforms to which we push content
  • Move the needle on our world-class CMS, helping our authors create amazing, compelling content  
  • Own the technical design and implementation of features from start to finish, working with our product, design, and QA partners at every step of the way

What you have:

  • You want to learn more about Refinery29 as a business, and be a part of building our incredible community
  • You care about code quality, and writing highly performant, maintainable, scalable software
  • You’re interested in leveraging your knowledge to shape our rapidly growing codebases
  • You’d like to help cultivate an inclusive, positive work environment with a team that trusts each other

Some things we love about working at Refinery29:

  • Great work-life balance, yes — we mean it!
  • The chance to build features using cutting-edge tools and libraries
  • Collaboration: lots of pair programming, bi-weekly all-hands meetings  
  • Celebration Culture: team events, annual holiday party, informal Thursday night gatherings
  • Generous Education Stipend: conferences, courses, etc
  • Summer Fridays: Office closes early so we can enjoy the warm weather
  • Sabbatical: After four years as a full-time R29er, you get to take a paid month off
  • Opportunities to contribute to all parts of our codebase - not just in your team boundaries
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